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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

TuesdayTue, 3 OctOctober, 2023

Book in the Sukkah with Jennifer Anne Moses

Tuesday, Oct 3rd 5:45p to 7:30pWomen's Network is hosting author Jennifer Anne Moses in the sukkah for a conversation about her first book of short stories, The Man Who Loved His Wife. Moses is the author of several books, including Food and Whine, Bagels and Grits, Tales from My Closet and The Art of Dumpster Diving, and has also published dozens of essays, articles, Op Ed pieces, and short stories. According to The Jerusalem Post, the 13 stories in this book give us "a wry, unsentimental commentary on modern Jewish American life. Her great skill is in conjuring up from her most fertile imagination wholly believable human beings, complete with their strengths and weaknesses, and carving out a slice of their existence for us." Moses tells the stories of regular people faced with the problems of daily life but weighted with the 4000-year-old history of Judaism. These wide-ranging stories are by turn funny, sly, poignant, and intelligent, but they share one common trait: they are all thoroughly and profoundly Jewish. We hope that you can join us for this great conversation and great company, and of course, delicious snacks and drinks!


WednesdayWed, 4 OctOctober, 2023

Pizza in the Hut

Wednesday, Oct 4th 5:00p to 6:30pJoin other BET families with children ages 0-12 for Pizza in the BET Sukkah. Shake the lulav and etrog, bond with friends, sing songs together, and eat pizza in our Sukkah. Please click in to RSVP by September 29 so we're sure to order enough pizza. Contact Dr. Eliyahu Krigel at for more information.


ThursdayThu, 5 OctOctober, 2023

Sukkahfest: Steak & Israeli Red Wine in the Sukkah

Thursday, Oct 5th 6:00p to 8:30pEat, Drink and be Merry! Enjoy steak and wine with Men's Club! Rabbi Sowalsky will discuss the various Israeli Red wines we’ll taste. Come and socialize with the Beth El Community. Plus, it’s a Mitzvah to eat in the Sukkah!


SaturdaySat, 7 OctOctober, 2023

Simchat Torah Story Slam!

Motzei Shabbat, Oct 7th 8:00p to 10:00pFollowing a festive service with Yom Tov Ma’ariv and Hakafot (singing and dancing with the Torah), we invite you to join us for wine, cheese, hot hors d'oeuvres, and our first ever Simchat Torah Story Slam! Enjoy an interpretive and entertaining journey through the Five Books of Moses through the lens of stories told by Jonathan Alter, Michael Isko, Jason Kay, Bobby Klau, and Mina Nemirow. Dessert to follow. Click in to register!


ThursdayThu, 12 OctOctober, 2023

Interviews from Israel: My Tree in Israel

Thursday, Oct 12th 7:00p to 8:00pThe Israel Engagement Committee presents the next program in its Interviews from Israel series. Join Sharon and Robin for a conversation with the team behind My Tree In Israel. Learn how you can adopt a vine or olive tree in the Holy Land and receive your own personalized bottles of wine or oil! Click in to register for this conversation on Zoom.


SundaySun, 22 OctOctober, 2023

Distinguished Service Award Banquet

Sunday, Oct 22nd 5:00p to 8:30pThe DSA Banquet will be held on Sunday, October 22, from 5:00pm - 8:30pm, honoring two beloved members of the Beth El Temple community: Judy and David Rosenthal. Please join us!


FridayFri, 27 OctOctober, 2023


Friday, Oct 27th 5:30p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and children's dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin ( or 860-233-9696).


SundaySun, 19 NovNovember, 2023

Annual Turkey Drive for JFS

Sunday, Nov 19th 9:00a to 12:00pThe need for turkey donations is great this year, as there are so many in our community who risk going without a holiday meal. Thanks to your generosity last year, we were able to feed all of the JFS families! This year we know we need 275 frozen turkeys (155 non-kosher and 120 kosher) to feed the families who need our help. Please bring your frozen turkeys (kosher or non-kosher), pop your trunks and one of our volunteers will be there to assist you. Bags of side dish ingredients will be available at the Crown Market, with the Rosenberg Toro families matching all bag donations! If you cannot bring a turkey or side dish donation bag, a cash or check donation (made payable to Jewish Family Services with "food pantry" in the memo line) is also very much appreciated. This event will take place rain or shine!


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